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Exhaust gas filter apparatus capable of regeneration of a particulate filter and method

United States Patent

April 7, 2009
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An exhaust gas filter apparatus includes a particulate filter for collecting a particulate from an exhaust gas. The exhaust gas filter also includes a electromagnetic radiation resonator to heat a portion of the particulate to ignite the particulate and regenerate the particulate filter.
Phelps; Amanda C. (Malibu, CA), Kirby; Kevin W. (Calabasas Hills, CA), Gregoire; Daniel (Thousand Oaks, CA)
HRL Laboratories, LLC (Malibu, CA)
11/ 257,846
October 24, 2005
ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC-04-03AL67635 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.